Daily Trust (Abuja)

24 February 2013

Nigeria: Ajagun Leads Flying Eagles to AYC

Dolphin midfielder Abduljaleel Ajagun has been named captain of Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles.

Flying Eagles Media Officer, Samm Audu said he was formally announced as team skipper by Head Coach, John Abuh at the team's training camp in El Mouradi Gammarth, Tunisia.

Ajagun has been leading the team in recent warm-up games in the absence of goalkeeper Samuel Okani from the first team.

The creative midfielder first rose to national prominence when he shone as the Golden Eaglets under coach John Sam Obuh reached the final of the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup, which Nigeria hosted.

He was part of the victorious Flying Eagles team to the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa.

He scored three goals in the qualifying series for the 2013 AYC as Nigeria eliminated Tanzania and South Africa.

He will be assisted by Okani, Chidi Osuchukwu and Chizoba Amaefule.

According to Audu, Ajagun was very excited with the development and vowed to lead the team to glory.

'"I hope to lead the team to greater glory with the support of everyone in the team."'

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